Dragon Boat Festival

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The 7th Annual Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival is May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bayou Desiard at the corner of Loop Road and Forsythe in Monroe.

Dragon Boat Festival Raises Funds for Children in NELA

May 5, 2017
http://www.childrenscoalition.org/

The Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana is holding its annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, May 13. The Festival will be held on Bayou Desiard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Dragon Boat Festival is the biggest fundraiser the Children's Coalition holds throughout the year. This year over twenty boats in the bayou are participating in the race. The opening ceremony for the race is at 11 a.m., and the race begins at 12 p.m. Guests are encouraged to come early for the Community Health Fair that begins at 9 a.m. with a free fun run.

Early Head Start Gets Boost from Dragon Boats

May 12, 2016
Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival

In today's world, many parents try and prepare their children to succeed as early as possible. To help in that effort, the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana formed the Early Head Start program. The coalition hosts this year's Dragon Boat Festival to raise money for that program. The festival takes place on Bayou Desiard, at the corner of Loop Road and Forsythe Avenue.